Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (October 5th)

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All the best literary links that are fit to, well, link

Why do we love to write about witches?

Nell Zink isn’t “entirely demented” in an interview with The Millions

The Atlantic looks at two books about immigrant families and finding hope in the rubble of the American Dream

Elena Ferrante may have been unmasked, but does knowing actually help us understand her novels?

Novelist Rabih Alameddine is turning his Twitter feed into art

Alexander Chee, Emily Barton, and Whitney Terrell talk about taking 10 years to finish their second novels

Five books about creepy living dolls for your Halloween reading pile

Margaret Atwood, Etgar Keret, and others predict our dystopian future

Jess Row talks about writing while white and why we can’t deny fiction is political

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The History of Losing Your Grip

We may fear losing control under lockdown, but giving up control has been a transformative experience for centuries

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Kawai Strong Washburn's "Sharks in a Time of Saviors" is a family saga about working-class islanders struggling to make a living

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